Bidwell Chapel Funeral Home when it was called the Hall - Van Hook Funeral Home

Records of Bidwell Chapel Funeral Home, 1896-1992

The Bidwell Chapel Funeral Home records (1896-1992) consist of microfilm records from the Chico, California-based funeral home, which has experienced numerous name and ownership changes since its establishment. The collection includes funeral registers, death records, and funeral information files that detail the deceased’s personal information, death and burial arrangements, and documents related to individual accounts, such as orders for death certificates, insurance letters, and newspaper clippings of death notices or obituaries.

1925 History of Merced County - title page

Biography of Joseph Spencer Sparks of Merced County

One of the early settlers who became a successful stock-raiser on the West Side in Merced County was Joseph S. Sparks. He was born in Kentucky, May 12, 1830, a son of Madison Sparks, a Virginian, who had married Winnie Thomas, who bore eight children, Joseph S. Sparks being the third in order of birth. …

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